Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Gories; Daddy Longlegs @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Gories; Daddy Longlegs
@ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY - June 15, 2013

The days of seeing a live band with Mick Collins in it in New York are not as frequent as they were back when this blog was relevant. That may change soon enough but until then these sweet and savory moments will do. Mick, Dan, and Peg sounded better tonight than I've ever heard live, captured live on record, or from the studio. Which makes sense, one supposes, though the band still seems to think they don't know what they are doing half the time. Also the first crowd surfer in Gories history apparently occurred tonight, so even after all these years, new chapters are being written in the legacy of this enduring, retriggered gem of a foundational garage band.

Just a couple weeks ago, I saw Daddy Longlegs shake out the blues harp for Deniz Tek. Here he was with his own backing duo and in full form and I was blown away like I haven't been blown away in a long time by someone young, loud, and bluesy. A child of Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, a Blues Exploisoned, Gun Clubbed, Crampsified punk, Daddy Longlegs is a neo throwback of the right order. I'm still shaking from the set.


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